Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

My family hosted a big Halloween party this year to coincide with my uncle's 50th birthday. I hadn't dressed up in a couple of years and it took me forever to decide what to be. I really wanted to be Scarlet O'Hara but I couldn't find a costume for less than $200, so I went instead for one of my favorite women in history, who also happens to figure prominently in several of my favorite novels: Eleanor of Aquitaine. Technically my costume isn't of the right time period, but it was cheap and combined with the tiara I already had, I think I pulled it off in style. Alas, no one at the party had any clue who she was. What is this world coming to?!


  1. I love Eleanor of Aquitane! I can't imagine no one at the party knowing who she is, that kind of blows my mind.

    Awesome costume!

  2. *gasp*

    No one knew who Eleanor was?

    Nice photo, thanks for sharing :)

  3. Cool costume! So sad that so many people have no grasp of really important history! :)

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  4. Lovely costume! And you educated the partygoers about Eleanor too.


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